ERIC Number: ED207119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Dimensions of Argument: Proceedings of the Summer Conference on Argumentation (2nd, Alta, Utah, July 30-August 2, 1981).
Ziegelmueller, George, Ed.; Rhodes, Jack, Ed.
The 73 papers in this collection were presented at the 1981 Summer Argumentation Conference, the purpose of which was to bring together interested scholars to discuss recent developments and research in argumentation. The four primary areas of study considered at the conference--argument, argumentation and forensics, philosophy and argument, and argumentation in interpersonal and small group communication--are used to categorize the papers according to their subject matter. The topics discussed in the papers include the following: (1) sociocultural notions of argument fields; (2) jurisprudential origins and applications of presumption and burden of proof; (3) the genesis of argumentative forms and fields; (4) a critical evaluation of debate paradigms; (5) the role of argumentative analysis in individual events; (6) value resolutions, presumption, and stock issues; (7) argument, group influence, and decision outcomes; (8) argument as a metaphor for negotiating social relationships; (9) the role of advocacy in small group discussion; (10) saving the public sphere through rational discourse; (11) a discussion of the presuppositions contributing to the ideal speech situation; (12) senses of argument; and (13) debating value propositions. (RL)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Debate, Evaluation Criteria, Group Behavior, Group Dynamics, Interpersonal Relationship, Legal Education, Logical Thinking, Persuasive Discourse, Values
Speech Communication Association, 5105 Backlick Rd., Suite E, Annandale, VA 22003 ($16.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Forensic Association.
Authoring Institution: Speech Communication Association, Annandale, VA.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document.